Ogden Lecture Series

Since 1965, the Ogden Lectures have been the most distinguished of their kind, serving both the Brown and Rhode Island communities in the field of International Relations.

Stephen A. Ogden Jr., an active member of the Brown class of 1960, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the spring of his junior year. After a valiant fight for life, he died in 1963. Established by his family, the Ogden lectureship came into being two years later as a means of achieving in some small measure what Steve Ogden had hoped to accomplish in his life: the advancement of international peace and understanding.

The Ogden Lectures are a living tribute to the memory of a young man who had hoped to devote his abilities and energy to the field of international relations. These lectures have brought to the University and to Rhode Island a large number of U.S. and foreign diplomats as well as many other observers of the international scene. All have given lectures, free and open to the public, on current world topics.

Sustainable Development Goals and Global Citizenship

His Excellency 
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

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The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. '60  96th Memorial Lecture on International Affairs
Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Mr. Ban Ki-moon has been elected as Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee since September 2017. He is also the Honorary Chairman at the Institute of Global Engagement & Empowerment at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria.

Prior to such appointments, Mr. Ban had served two consecutive terms as Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016).


Tickets will be available starting February 6.